New American Standard Bible
"Then you shall say to Pharaoh, 'Thus says the LORD, "Israel is My son, My firstborn.
King James Bible
And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:
Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt say to Pharaoh, Thus saith Jehovah: Israel is my son, my firstborn.
World English Bible
You shall tell Pharaoh, 'Thus says Yahweh, Israel is my son, my firstborn,
Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast said unto Pharaoh, Thus said Jehovah, My son, My first-born is Israel,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
My firstborn - The expression would be perfectly intelligible to Pharaoh, whose official designation was "son of Ra." In numberless inscriptions the Pharaohs are styled "own sons" or "beloved sons" of the deity. It is here applied for the first time to Israel; and as we learn from Exodus 4:23, emphatically in antithesis to Pharaoh's own firstborn.
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"Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth." --EXODUS iv. 10-17. And what a promise that is for anyone who is commissioned to proclaim the King's decrees. Here can teachers and preachers find their strength. God will be with their mouths. He will control their speech, and order their words like troops. He does not promise to make us eloquent, but to endow our words with the "demonstration of power." "And I will teach thee what thou shall say." The Lord will not only be with our mouths, …
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To the Saddest of the Sad
He remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet: "OUT OF EGYPT I CALLED MY SON."
who are Israelites, to whom belongs the adoption as sons, and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the Law and the temple service and the promises,
to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,
"Go, tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the sons of Israel go out of his land."
"You shall say to him, 'The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, sent me to you, saying, "Let My people go, that they may serve Me in the wilderness. But behold, you have not listened until now."
"I also shall make him My firstborn, The highest of the kings of the earth.
For You are our Father, though Abraham does not know us And Israel does not recognize us. You, O LORD, are our Father, Our Redeemer from of old is Your name.
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